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Chautauqua faces the Covid Challenge

For nearly two years, we’ve all been affected by the pandemic around us. For your safety, we cancelled 2020 shows. Then we offered virtual shows while waiting for a return to normal, which seemed within our grasp, until another wave hit. We postponed the June  2021 Festival to September and held it entirely outdoors. This year we hope to include indoor shows, but we are determined to have a safe June 2022 Festival – even if a hybrid affair.

Since Winter Chautauqua can’t possibly be outdoors, here’s our plan so you can see “Julia Child, Bon Appetit!” We’re cancelling our annual fund raiser in order to bring you four free shows, instead of two. Hopefully, that will make up for limited seating at each show. To ensure there is a seat for you, register for the show you want to attend. No standing room this year. If you can’t reserve a seat, there will be a link to a video afterwards.

Coming to Chautauqua in June History Comes Alive Festival:

  • General Eisenhower winning the war.
  • Robert Kennedy keeping the peace.
  • Houdini taking the risk.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe creating a world.
  • Pauli Murray confronting the law.

They stepped up to accept incredible challenges with resiliency and persistence. Their stories span war, politics, painting, social protest, and even deception. Hear their stories – ask them why they accepted the gauntlet.